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Questions and Answers about Raynaud's Phenomenon

Raynaud's phenomenon is a disorder that affects the blood vessels in the fingers, toes, ears, and nose. This disorder is characterized by episodic attacks. Read on to find out about nondrug treatments and self-help measures to decrease the severity of Raynaud’s attacks.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse

Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

Varicose veins affect half of people 50 years and older. Learn about the risks, signs, treatment, prevention and when you need to see a doctor about varicose veins.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

About Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.): Lifestyle Changes

One in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has peripheral arterial disease, or P.A.D., a common, yet serious, disease that raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. A brief video on lifestyle changes will inform you about ways to lower your risk of P.A.D.

Review Date: March 18, 2013

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

American Venous Forum Member Directory

Search members around the world who are experts in the field of venous-related diseases by last name, city, state, and zip code.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American Venous Forum

Are You at Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a large vein. Part of a clot may break off and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism and, possibly, death. Everybody should know the risk factors, symptoms, and steps they can take to protect themselves.

Review Date: March 23, 2011

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Do's and Dont's for the Treatment of Spider and Varicose Veins

Due to some predisposed conditions, varicose and spider veins may be inevitable for some people. However, there are many preventative measures and medical techniques available to diminish the appearance and pain associated with these vein conditions.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

American Society For Dermatologic Surgery

Find a Physician: Society for Vascular Medicine

Search through the Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM) Member Directory to locate a vascular medicine physician in your area.

Review Date: May 06, 2011

Society for Vascular Medicine

Find a Vascular Screening Event

Find a vascular screening in your area. Screening can help detect vascular disease prior to active warning signs and before a major medical incident such as stroke, or sudden death from aneurysm rupture.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

Society for Vascular Surgery

Find a Vascular Specialist

This site enables you to locate a vascular specialist by last name or georgraphic state.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

Society for Vascular Surgery

Find an Interventional Radiologist

Search by state, region, institution, or area of expertise for an interventional radiologist.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

Society of Interventional Radiology

How to Prevent Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Attack and Stroke

People who have vascular disease may have health problems such as coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke. Learn about lifestyle changes that can help reduce your risk.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Academy of Family Physicians

Leg Problems

This flow chart tells you what symptoms of pain, swelling or lumps in the front or back of your lower leg may mean and whether you should provide self-care or seek professional help.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians